LANCASTER – Drugs and four firearms– one of them stolen – were seized when deputies raided a west Lancaster home early Monday morning.
“We were working on a burglary investigation and my detective got enough information to obtain a search warrant,” said Lt. Cory Kennedy of the Palmdale Sheriff Station. “We hit a house, and during the course of our search, we found at least one stolen gun, three other guns and some narcotics.”
The search warrant was served at a home in the 42000 block of Road Runner Way in Lancaster, Kennedy said. He would not go into detail about what led up to the execution of the warrant, saying he did not want to jeopardize the ongoing investigation.
“We actually hit two places this morning, but this one was the only one that panned out,” Kennedy said.
He said three people were arrested during the search. A 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was arrested for firearm possession. The teen’s mother, 40-year-old Vangie Lee, was arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics for sale. And 38-year-old Tony Mosqueda was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, Kennedy said.
The operation was handled by Palmdale detectives and the Partners Against Crime (PAC) team.